Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Internal rift within the Iraqi insurgents

This front page article in Sunday’s N.Y. Times considers the possibility (even probability) that an internal rift has developed between the domestic and foreign insurgents in Iraq. This may be one reason why no major operations were carried out during the transition.
The cause of this rift can be disputed, but both we and Allawi had something to do with it. Certainly Allawi wants to widen the split, wants to divide Iraq’s opponents
and even pull the old Baathists into the new Iraq. The whole article makes for interesting reading. Save it.

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